Mangochi First grade magistrate court has convicted and sentenced Jangiya M’baya,32 to 7 years imprisonment with hard for burglary,and two counts of theft.
Mangochi Police prosecutor Sub lnspector Maxwell Mwaluka told the court that, On the night of January 3, 2018 unknown criminals broke into a house of Rafiki Usman,18 of Nkuchira village Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi district through the front door when the owner was fast asleep and went away with assorted properties.
The items include One hunter bicycle, Solar panel, Amplifier and memory card including K30,000 cash, all items worthy K145,000-00.
Few days later, the Police successfully apprehended a suspect indentified as Jangiya M’baya following a tip from members of the general public .
Appearing in court M’baya was pleaded not guilty to all charges and the state paraded 4 witnesses who testified against him.
In his submission before sentence sub lnspector Mwakula pleaded with the court to impose a custodial sentence as the accused person’s conduct cannot be tolerated in the society.
The accused person was found guilty to all charges laid against him.
When passing judgement his worship first grade magistrate Ronald M’bwana concurred with the state hence sentenced him to 84 months for Burglary, 30 months for Theft and 40 months imprisonment with hard labour for Theft of bicycle and sentences to run concurrently.
Jangiya M’baya hails from Mwawa village Traditional Authority Mponda in the district.